Mark Cueto claims Manu Tuilagi has been ‘outstanding’ during England’s Six Nations campaign – and believes he is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
The Leicester centre scored the Red Rose’s only try during a 23-13 victory over France on Saturday, having recovered from an ear injury, which required 19 stitches earlier on in the match.
And former England wing Cueto, who played in the 2007 World Cup final against South Africa, claims the Samoan born star is now a key man for the national team.
“He’s just getting better and better,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “When you’re coming into big competitions like the Six Nations you want to be playing regularly for your club. You want to be in top form. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to do that, because he’s coming back from an injury, but he’s hit the ground running.
“He’s been outstanding the in the last two games for England, he’s now a key player for Stuart Lancaster’s side.”